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The city representatives of Trieste awaiting the warship Audace, a symbol of Italian liberation, November 3 1918. Photo: G. Padovan. © Fototeca dei Civici musei di Storia ed Arte [Photo library of the Civic History and Art Museums], inv. n. CMSA F2161.


Research methods

1. Comparisons

2. Approaches

  • microhistorical approach
  • history of everyday life
  • oral-historical studies
  • memory studies
  • discourse analysis (the trauma discourse)

3. Sources

  • archival documentation (court cases, legal documents, psychiatric records, statistics etc.)
  • correspondence (official correspondence with the state authorities)
  • biographical sources (ego-documents)
  • newspapers, periodicals
  • oral sources